Pimpinela is a mix of two vocations, theater and music that is their trade mark. Celebrating 30 years of artistic career, Pimpinela comes to Chicago this March 29, to the Olympic Theatre to offer a two-hour summary of 30 years of their greatest hits, the anecdotes, and emotions.
Their songs speak about a couple’s problems in a universal mode. From infidelity to how to carry on a relation with very good humor, the family importance or even those who suffer a separation because they migrate to a far country. Their repertoire is dynamic.
EXTRA: How does Pimpinela keep strong in this ambience to reinvent?
Pimpinela: Our profession is also our passion. We like what we do and we get excited to see the public who grew with us in concerts and along with their children, who at the same time pass our music to other generations.
In most of the songs Joaquin is always the unfaithful one. Would you say that now women do it with more intelligence?
Joaquin: Of course women are as infidel as men. The difference is that it is more noticeable in us (Laughs).
Lucia: Whenever a woman or a man is not given what he/she needs sooner or later there will be someone willing to do it.
You are not just big artists but also great of heart because of your magnificent benefic work for different causes. Tell us a little about these organizations.
18 years ago in the Province of Buenos Aires we created the Pimpinela Home for Children, a house where needy children live, children with domestic violence problems, abuse, etc. They receive an individualized attention, which make it different to the rest of homes. Lucia manages it in a personal way. This home is the biggest pride in our lives.
Which ones have been the moments that have moved you more in your career?
At personal level, when back in 1984, a year before passing away our father (from Spain) invited his whole town in Asturias to drink something in the bar when we appeared for the first time on TV. Artistically, the first time we performed in the Radio City of New York in 1986.
Immigration is not a foreign theme for you. You have already performed a musical about immigration in your country and you also have a very beautiful song for the world’s immigrants, “Pase lo que pase” (somehow an open letter form an immigrant to his partner or loved one).
What is your opinion for the immigration situation of Latinos in the United States?
As Latinos and freedom lovers we are attentive to the vindication of a world without borders. The song “Pase lo que pase” was a real story about the suffering and humiliation of one of the so many families who were caught when they were crossing the borderline. We composed it against the 187 Law of the former Gov. Wilson. It is homage for everyone who fights for this cause. We believe that this fight little by little is bringing results.
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